Sun-drown-place[1] is the Clan cat term for the ocean, a place where the setting sun looks like it is being swallowed by the water.[2]


The ocean appearing in the series is west from the lake territories.[3] It is called White Bay by Twolegs.[3]

Book appearances

In The New Prophecy arc


Brambleclaw has a dream where he is drowning in salt water and then sees a cave with teeth. Ravenpaw says that it is a real place and he knows other rogues and loners who had been there. Ravenpaw says it looks like the sun is being swallowed by the sea each evening, hence the name. Several cats have prophetic dreams from StarClan, telling them they have to meet Midnight and listen to what she has to tell them. They set off on a journey to the sun-drown-place. During the journey, the cats have dreams or illusions of tasting salt water. When they arrive, Brambleclaw falls into the water, but is rescued by Stormfur and Squirrelpaw. They find the cave where they meet Midnight.


The forest cats are waking up. Stormfur decides to talk to Midnight, and he asks her a question, but never finishes it due to Squirrelpaw and the others looking for prey.

In the Power of Three arc


When the Tribe and Clan cats journey to the mountains, they meet Purdy, and Squirrelflight explains to the apprentices that they met him on their first journey, and he helped them find the way to the sun-drown-place.


The "Sol patrol" goes to the sun-drown-place, looking for Sol and Midnight. Birchfall, Brambleclaw and Brackenfur almost drown, but are rescued by Lionblaze, Hazeltail and Hollyleaf.
Midnight is not in her cave and it appears she has not been there in a while, so the cats leave to look for Sol somewhere else.

In the Graystripe's Adventure arc

Warrior's Return

Graystripe and Millie come here on their journey to find the Clans on the back of a Twoleg monster. They see a beach, the sea, and several cliffs.


Official art

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Notes and references

  1. According to the books, the correct spelling and capitalization is "sun-drown-place"
  2. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 101
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed on the "From the Forest to the Lake" map included in Secrets of the Clans
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